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Statement from the Washington Hospitality Association on Washington’s next phase of vaccination eligibility

OLYMPIA – Washington Hospitality Association President & CEO Anthony Anton had this statement today on the absence of hospitality workers in Gov. Inslee’s next phase of vaccination eligibility: “Hospitality workers

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Poll shows 75% of the public supports reopening restaurants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 22, 2021 Contact: Niki Reading niki@readingcomms.com 541-980-1498 Poll shows 75% of the public supports reopening restaurants New national data shows 50 percent indoor capacity is safest

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Government Affairs Regional Meetings

Join Washington Hospitality Association CEO Anthony Anton and State Government Affairs Director Julia Gorton in a discussion of the upcoming legislative session and our 2021 legislative priorities. After the discussion,

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Congratulations to the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher and Mentor of the year

Congratulations to Kim Stewart, the 2019-20 ProStart Teacher of the Year, and Caleb Hansen, this year’s Mentor of the Year. In the ProStart program, students not only receive career and

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Hospitality supports bill requiring human trafficking prevention training 

OLYMPIA –House Bill 2320, a measure to require training on human trafficking awareness and prevention was heard in the House Committee on Consumer Protection & Business on Jan. 21. The

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L&I proposes changes in hospitality industry rates

The Department of Labor & Industries has announced an overall 0.8 percent decrease in the average price of workers’ compensation insurance premiums across the state beginning in 2020. This is

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State Court of Appeals, Division I delivers multi-year lawsuit win dealing with liquor price regulations

OLYMPIA – Division I of the Washington State Court of Appeals issued an opinion in favor of the Washington Hospitality Association and other plaintiffs dealing with regulations on the pricing

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Wildfire season is here: Do you know when to close your patio?

Summertime in Washington means that air quality here can be among the worst in the nation. Nearby wildfires and heavy winds often blow smoke into our cities, creating unhealthy air

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2019 primary election results

After busy primary election campaigns, voters across the state turned out Aug. 6 to decide who will move on to the general election on Nov. 5. So far, 29.39% of

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The 2019 Legislative Heroes for Hospitality

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Washington Hospitality Association is proud to announce the 2019 Legislative Heroes for Hospitality: Sen. Mark Mullet, D-Issaquah, Sen. Curtis King, R-Yakima, Rep. Cindy Ryu, D-Shoreline, Rep.

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Nine of the most important food code revisions you need to know about

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Draft Food Code public presentations in July, dates announced

The state Department of Health (DOH) has released their proposed draft revisions to update the Washington State Retail Food Code. This announcement continues the work that has taken place over

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Local chapters and members announce endorsements for city councils across the state

Local chapters and members are highly engaged in the municipalities where they live and work. This year, members are gearing up for a busy election season in the three largest

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Gender-neutral signage for single-use facilities in King County

Starting Dec. 1, 2019, restaurants in King County with single-use toilet facilities shall not be restricted to a specific sex or gender identity, and must use gender-neutral signage to indicate

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L&I proposes updated overtime threshold of 2.5 times the minimum wage by 2026 for Executive, Administrative, Professional staff

OLYMPIA, Wash. – The state Department of Labor and Industries today announced the filing of a rulemaking notice (CR-102) that would update the state’s salary overtime threshold for executive, administrative